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Readers' Choice 2019

St. Albert Readers' Choice 2019

Seasons Gift Shop
2019 Favourite Gift Shop

Seasons Gift Shop

This October marks one year since owners Dara Lee Paul and Jenny Pyshniak purchased Seasons Gift Shop.

“Being local artisans ourselves and having varied business backgrounds, purchasing Seasons Gift Shop just made perfect sense in every way,” they inform. The duo love building on the established and beloved shop that was launched and run for 18 years by Heather Wolsey.

“We offer a unique shopping experience to help you find the perfect gift. Gift giving can be hard, but we simplify the process for you. We also offer gift wrapping and one-of-a-kind cards,” say the owners.

In a world where most products are mass produced and sold in retail chains, it’s refreshing to have the option to buy something unique for a loved one, or for yourself. From local artisans to carefully curated items from around the world, here is where you’ll find that perfect gift, along with outstanding and personalized customer service.

“We have a wide selection of products, including jewelry, clothing, seasonal, home décor, and more. We have several locally made products in our store. Watch for our upcoming pop ups and classes,” Paul and Pyshniak note.

The owners appreciate the support of their local business and enjoy meeting their growing customer base. Learn more by visiting the location at 8665 McKenney Avenue in St. Albert, or at: www.seasonsgiftshop.ca online, @seasonsgiftshopsta on Facebook, and seasons_gift_shop on Instagram.
Barber Shop Boyz
2019 Favourite Barber Shop

Barber Shop Boyz

Back in the day, life for men of all ages centered at the barbershop. Whether or not they needed a trim or a shave, it was where men could go to catch up with old friends and learn the local news. Barbershop Boyz is bringing back that camaraderie, along with the best grooming experience you’ve ever had from professional and highly trained barbers.

“We offer services (including cut, colour, and shave) for kids, young men, adults, seniors and military personnel,” explains Sam Tarrabain, owner. He’s happy to run the St. Albert location and follow in the footsteps of the other barbers in his family. “Our services are essential because it’s important to not only look good, but to feel good too.”

Tarrabain is following in his fathers footsteps with Barbershop Boyz. Sam helps his clients enjoy life with a little pampering in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. He tells his customers, “Enjoy life and don’t take it too seriously”.

No matter which barber is attending you during your visit, you’ll get the services of an experienced, award-winning professional. Barbershop Boyz (St. Albert) is pleased to be celebrating its fourth Readers’ Choice Award.

Learn more by visiting Barbershopboyz.ca online, barbershopboyz on Instagram, or Barber Shop Boyz on Facebook.
Allstate Insurance Co
2019 Favourite Insurance Company

Allstate Insurance Co

You know them for keeping Canadians in “good hands” but there’s more than one reason Allstate Insurance Company of Canada stands out among the many other insurers across the country. .

“Allstate Canada has provided insurance to customers across Canada since 1953. The St. Albert agency opened in 1991 and we’ve loved being able to serve the community for the past 28 years,” says Laura Corsaut, Agency Manager.

As a personal home and auto insurance provider, Allstate Canada understands the importance of educating its clients on the various coverage options available to them and how to best protect what matters most.

“Insurance can be confusing, which is where we come in!” says Corsaut. “We are here to keep you informed in the areas of preparation, prevention, and protection for every stage of your life. Our team provides service in several languages including English, French, Tagalog, Amharic, and Tigrigna (Ethiopian/Eritrean).

Allstate Canada is also committed to making a positive difference across the country by advocating for safety and social responsibility by giving back to the people and communities in which it operates.

The St. Albert team is actively involved with MADD Canada and the Canadian Soccer Association, in addition to supporting local amateur sports teams through sponsorship and fundraising opportunities.

“We live, work, and play in this community and because of that, we understand our customers unique needs. Life changes, the type of coverage you have should change with it,” concludes Corsaut.

Contact Allstate Canada today for coverage and peace of mind you can depend on.
DJ's Lounge & Pizzaria
2019 Favourite Pizza

DJ's Lounge & Pizzaria

DJ’s Lounge & Pizzaria is where locals meet to socialize while enjoying great comfort food like pizza, burgers, and lasagna.

“It’s a family friendly place with great food at affordable prices,” smiles Diana Ayoub.

With DJ’s, she made her dream of restaurant ownership a reality. Her focus on generous portions, delicious food, and high-quality ingredients makes her restaurant stand out. “We are all about homemade recipes, fresh ingredients and dough, affordability, great prices, a family friendly atmosphere, and customer’s satisfaction. We are like the Cheers lounge where everyone knows your name!” she laughs. “You’ve tried the rest, now come try the best!”

Ayoub is pleased to be celebrating the DJ’s third anniversary and couldn’t be happier to feed the regulars that have also become friends.

For a hearty serving of home cooking with friends, visit DJ’s Lounge and Café at 105, 50th St. Thomas Street. Get a sneak peek of what to expect by visiting djspizzaria.com online or @Djspizzaria on Facebook. You can also catch the restaurant on Instagram at djs_loungeandcafe.
Suburbia Hair Spa Inc.
2019 Favourite Hair Salon

Suburbia Hair Spa Inc.

“We help people with their professional image so they can have the confidence to be the best they can be,” says owner Thyda Lim-Kralovic of her goal for Suburbia Hair Spa Inc.

Her salon is nestled in The Shops at Boudreau in a sophisticated yet edgy building filled with natural light. Here is where men and women come to be pampered with cuts, colours, waxing, manicures, pedicures, gel nails, spray tans, hot shaves, make-up, Posh Couture custom lipstick, eyelash extensions, and hair extensions.

“A fully customized consultation is what makes us different. We design a look for you based on your complete profile,” says Lim-Kralovic.

Suburbia stylists are also specialists in Balayage blonde and grey blending. Lim-Kralovic explains, “We value the importance of colour blending so you can rest easy and enjoying your color for a longer time [before retouching]. Our facility is designed for the ease and comfort of every client. We have created a peaceful and modern vibe in our studio. Everyone is treated with respect, and we offer the best products in the industry.”

This year Suburbia Hair Spa is celebrating it’s fifth anniversary. Learn more by visiting www.suburbiahairspa.com online, or @suburbiahairspa on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
Clippin' Along Professoinal Dog Grooming
2019 Favourite Pet Services

Clippin' Along Professoinal Dog Grooming

Your dog is more than an animal living in your home. It’s your furry baby! Like any member of your household, you want your dog to be healthy, happy, and a little pampered. Clippin’ Along is the perfect place to make that happen.

A 2018 & 2019 Readers Choice Award Winner and serving St. Albert, Edmonton, Morinville, and area, Clippin’ Along is a full service pet spa. The owners note, “your pet is our passion,” meaning the staff are not just showing up to do a job – they are eagerly coming to work each day to treat your pet as if it were their own.

From walk-in services to pre-booked appointments, here is what your dog can enjoy: grooming, teeth brushing, pawdicures, ear cleaning and anal gland draining. Or perhaps you’ll opt for the doggy spa extras that can include a warm soapy bath and a special haircut.

Get your Clippin’ Along experience today for a happier, healthier, well-groomed dog. Visit clippinalong.ca online or @clippinalong on Facebook to learn more.